Polygon reported on rumors that Visceral Studios is working on a police-themed Battlefield game. Such a radical change could be what the series needs to rejuvenate itself and maybe revamp the shooter genre.
Could a police-themed Battlefield game change the shooter genre?
They need to make good police games again, true crime series was fun, just orderd sleeping dogs on amazon for $10 hopefully that's good. But there's still potential in that genre
Dude SWAT 4 was a sick police themed game, you should check it out if you haven't already.
Sleeping dogs is great
I honestly wish that the would write the single player with the humor of Bad Company, sort of like Hot Fuzz/Rush Hour 2. "Holy Mother of God, did that criminal hijack a tank?!" "I believe so Chief"
I would hope for an open world police game ...get random emergency calls, drive to crime scenes, car chases, tactical (gun-)fights, arresting criminals. But I guess this will be just BF4 with cops :/
I'm thinking more along the lines of SWAT and the old Rainbow 6 games. More focus on realistic gunplay.
maybe. Does anyone remember police quest? Hilarious game, that became swat and i thought by the picture this could be another swat game. I wouldnt mind another swat game with real tactics and situations etc like the old socom games. whatever happened to us core gamers? when did we stop being the target audience? it saddens me!
Oh my GOD!! YES!
Police versus Russia? Whatever floats your boat. Swat 4 was VERY OK. Do recommend it
I was thinking of SWAT vs. street gangs or drug cartels, but going against the Russian mafia or terrorist might also be fun
Dude SWAT 4 was awesome, one of my favourite old (ish) games.
So basically America versus Foreigners again?
They could always have different skins to represent the various police departments from wherever the maps are set. They could incorporate each city's real architecture into the level design, or even go so far as to recreate real sections. The crooks could be customizable with stuff you unlock as you level up. I think this is a great idea. I wonder if they'd keep the high player count.
I have little faith that DICE can deliver a decent campaign...I'd be just as happy if the focused purely on multiplayer.... But, best of luck to then in this endeavor...
DICE aren't developing this. They develop the main series.
I just wish Visceral would be focusing on survival horror games rather than BF. I also fear that BF will become an annual series like COD now that there is more than one studio working on the franchise. Leave BF to DICE, EA.
Visceral stopped focusing on survival horror games after the first Dead Space. That's right. Before DS2 and 3.
^This. I dont know whether its EA to blame or Visceral for wanting to tear out the horror aspect, but I know that I hate the Dead Space franchise now.
I don't care what Visceral is focusing on but it should definitely be something other than this. Dead Space was classic & there's way too much talent & creativity there to be wasted on a reboot. They should making a Prequel to Dead Space called Dead Samurai. Could use a great sword play action game. Lol joking aside if it's not continuing Dead Space I'd prefer to see them working on another IP. Like NWA said f the Police.
DICE is working on Star Wars: Battlefront.
Now EA has their Battlefield/front rotation setting up. Policefield or whatever this is called. Its been rumored consistently for well over a year or two now. I think its safe to say its real. Battlefield main series, and Battlefront. Now they start rotating those three year to year. I believe that's their plan anyway. So far DICE is the only one working on Battlefield. Although I could see Bad Company series being developed by Visceral.
If Battlefield becomes an annual franchise, I will drop my support of it. Right now I am playing the hell out of BF4, and I am waiting to hear more news about this rumored BF game releasing this year. If it is true, then I am not spending another cent on BF4, if it is false, then I will drop the $80AUD on Premium. Your move EA.
After all the patches and reseting my router, the bugs have "mostly" been cleared, and BF4 is FINALLY a game I am glad I bought!I am loving it!
I expect this cop themed Battlefield ish type of game will be coming in stead of Battlefield for 2014. While Battlefront comes in 2015 and then another real battlefield title in 2016, but they could get antsy and put Bad Company 3 in there somewhere.
Honestly, I would rather see the people behind Insurgency take on this sort of theme. I just think the mechanics would suit it better. I am certainly not against Battlefield trying at it though. Could definitely be fun.
Hey ea, how about new burnout and ssx installments for a change huh? This constant shooter flood is getting a bit old.
Yeah I could go for both of those. I do like this police idea too though. Hopefully they can come up with good objective based play that goes with the cops and robbers theme.
That sounds cool!
An arrest mechanic could be really cool. Or a Rush mode using hostage extraction...lots of possibilities.
I wish for an actual police game with tactical action, arrests, and real police equipment, not a high-action terrorist shooting gallery. We have way too many of those. I think they should look at SWAT for the way how to do it correctly.
It be nice if it be a open world game.
That's a good idea lol
Police themed?.. I'm in.
i miss the SWAT games
Police in Battlefield sounds a little odd. If this is gonna make sense, this will mainly be about anti-terrorism swat shit where we handle mall shootings and bombs. Other than that, we shoot who? -Mall shooters -School shooters -Hospital shooters -Bomb threats -car chases?! -give a ticket to who? It just doesn't make sense for police to enter a battlefield theme to me...
Thinking too much based in america. Should think of country where it could work where police are up against it to keep the peace.
Just play CS GO
The game changer was already here. Rainbow 6
I would love to see game play like Rogue Spear or Raven Shield updated with Frostbite. Tight missions like that were fun and intense before COD came along.
Rainbow 6 Rogue Spear is what got myself into FPS games. Would love to come back to such a style of gameplay.
I don't think it would be a game changer for Battlefield. For a police themed Battlefield you would lose tanks, fighter jets, and the whole wide scale battle field experience. I could one map pack being police themed. I always thought COD would be a better fit for going with a police theme since most of the combat would be urban, and close quarters with little use of vehicles. I would prefer a revival of the SWAT franchise instead of trying fit the theme into one of the military style games. I didn't even realize it, but after some looking around I found out Activision owns the SWAT franchise. I'm not predicting it, but with the COD series going on 3 year dev cycles, I could picture one of the dev teams creating a SWAT or police game under the COD brand.
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